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I want to make a dust ruffle for my new twin bed.  However, the mattress and box spring refuse to stay aligned.  Mattress slips constantly.  Because of this, I fear making a dust ruffle that's attached to fabric that fits between the mattress and box spring.  I've thought of using sticky-backed Velcro and attaching it to the box spring.  I don't sew very well and am not familiar with Velcro.  Will this work?  Will the Velcro stick to the shiny box spring?  Any other suggestions?  Thank you!

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Thanks for the question.  Save yourself some time and aggravation by purchasing an inexpensive - any color will do - fitted sheet or mattress pad.  Put that on your box springs, just as you would on the mattress.

Mattress pads are a very economical way of lengthening the life of your mattresses and box springs.  You should always use them and the fitted ones are by far the best option.

Regards,
Jenny

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